New Delhi: The Opposition on Tuesday boycotted the Rajya Sabha in the post lunch session, complaining that their voice was being muzzled outside as well as inside Parliament.
As soon as the House met at 2 p.m., Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad raised the issue of the House being adjourned without conducting the Zero Hour and the Question Hour for the past few days.
He asserted that Parliament works according to “rules, regulations, procedures and conventions” and not “according to one’s whims”.
Azad was joined by other opposition leaders, including Samajwadi Party’s Naresh Agarwal, Trinamool Congress’ Derek O’Brien and Communist Party of India-Marxist’s Tapan Sen in the protest.
Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien said that the Chairman’s decisions could not be questioned in the House and the aggrieved members may meet the Chairman in his chamber.
At this, an enraged Azad announced that the opposition was boycotting the House for the day and the entire opposition then walked out of the House. Kurien adjourned the House till 3 p.m.
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